Past Meetup

Lecture Series-The Believing Brain and our Belief-Driven Behaviors

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Come out and spend time with your friendly neighborhood Freethinkers as we explore the mysteries of why we humans believe what we believe, even though some of these beliefs can be a bit on the silly side. While the brain is often credited as the most complex and sophisticated assemblage in the known universe, it is also prone to being misled and making mistakes, even though it’s only doing what it’s supposed to do to optimize one’s survival. By understanding these gaps in the brain’s ability to perceive reality, we can improve our lives by using our self-awareness to change our perceptions and our behaviors.

For your information, we’ve provided a program for the afternoon below. Feel free to bring snacks. We all like snacks. Please come-and-go as you please, but just come check us out!

• 1:30-2:00 pm Gather, visit, snack

• 2:00-3:10 pm Convene “The Believing Brain and Our Belief-Driven Behaviors” YouTube montage

• 3:10-3:30 pm Break

• 3:30-5:00 pm General Arkansas Society of Freethinkers/Reason in the Rock planning meeting

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For fascinating lectures, lively discussion of current events, AR Freethinker's news and business, join us monthly in the Cox Creative Center (http://www.cals.org/about/locations/cox.aspx), third floor meeting room. Parking is free and plentiful on Sundays in the Main Library parking lot.

We usually adjourn at about 4:30pm and walk over to the Flying Saucer (http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/littlerock/) for dinner, drinks and more fun times.